IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1521: Medieval Documents, Stories, and Considerations about Broken Rules

Thursday 12 July 2012, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalterstudien (IZMS), Universität Salzburg
Organiser:Ursula Bieber, Fachbereich Slawistik / Interdisziplinären Zentrum für Mittelalterstudien (IZMS), Universität Salzburg
Moderator/Chair:Siegrid Schmidt, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalterstudien (IZMS), Universität Salzburg
Paper 1521-aMale Guardianship over Women: Daily Broken Rules?
(Language: English)
Käthe Sonnleitner, Institut für Geschichte, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Index terms: Daily Life, Gender Studies, Historiography - Medieval, Law
Paper 1521-bMale Guardianship and Noble Women's Scope of Action in Late Medieval Styria
(Language: English)
Manuela Pezzetto, Institut für Geschichte, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Index terms: Gender Studies, Historiography - Medieval
Paper 1521-c'Diu wunne wart dâ zestoeret, swaz freuden an dem garten lac': Transgressions of Rules and Boundaries in Gardens and Their Consequences in Medieval Literature
(Language: English)
Manuel Schwembacher, Department of German Language & Literature, Universität Salzburg
Index terms: Daily Life, Language and Literature - German, Teaching the Middle Ages
Paper 1521-dDer Herzesser: A Serial Killer of the Middle Ages - Breaking All Rules of Law and Humanity
(Language: English)
Christa Agnes Tuczay, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaft, Wien
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - German, Medicine
Abstract

That session will present areas of medieval life that were dominated by special social and cultural rules that are documented in pictures and different texts (fictional and nonfictional ones). In the same texts or in other texts or pictures it becomes clear that these rules were broken by a special group of people or after a certain time of their existence. Sometimes it is not clear if breaking the rules was only estimated or if it was a fact. So it might come clear that as well social as cultural rules have their time and are not relevant for everybody, obviously.